Orangecicle's revenge -- COBDR 2015

Discussion in 'Americas' started by engineman, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    Last night when I filled everything up was around 5 gallons.

    I also filled my 1 gallon rotopax and I don't know how much was in the main tank. I had 91 miles on the main.

    Right now I'm on a 200 mile trip to another account. I just checked the top tank. The fuel level hasn't gone down.

    I just turned on the petcock!!!! DOPE!!!
  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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  3. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Have an awesome time guys!!!

  4. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    Okay. My first try with the cheap auxiliary tank was a success.

    Rode 186 miles. The reserve light came on at 164 miles.

    Not as good as my old 640 but it's better than nothing. And a heck of a lot cheaper!

    Now to spoon on new tires when they come in and new rear brake pads. Then I'm good to go!!
  5. Dazig

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    Well you may not be stopping every 100 miles, but my Zuki hits reserve between 105 and 108 miles like clock work. So rather than pulling the rotopax off and dumping in a gallon, I am going to opt for a stop. Anyway, at 100 miles the hind end is due for a break from the saddle.

    Oh and for the tire issue I am going with Mefo Explorers front and rear.




  6. Dazig

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  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    :lol3 Smartass. Yep, six, so the first rider waves and signals "5," for "five behind me."

    It works for up to six riders. More than that and you have to use two hands. :rofl
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  8. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    Just found out that if you are going to run my auxiliary gas tank system, you need to make sure to shut off the top tank for a little while till the main tank goes down.

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    It slowly leaks into the main tank which then comes out the top of your CJ designs gas cap. Don't know what it would do with the stock filler cap.

    Oh and the Rally scorpions are some nice tires.

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  9. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    I desperately need someone to erase about seven days from the calendar. I need some space away from the equine fecal matter surrounding my job at the moment.
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  10. ChuckHazzard

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    Sorry. You will have to wait just like the rest of us.

    On a side note, to those running the rally cross fronts like I am above, these are not hooligan tires for around town. I was surprised to the lack of traction on dry asphalt!

    Almost biffed it just now! :eek
  11. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    They are amazing on gravel though

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  12. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    image.jpg The bike is ready. New shoes and new rear pads for stopping. :thumb

    Took her for a test spin and all is well. One more week! :clap
  13. Dazig

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    :wave So if the 29th is the departure date, travel time not included, we are at:

    T - MINUS 5 DAYS and counting

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  14. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    Orangecicle, I followed along as you posted up both your CBDR Experience and The Rest of the Story. No one had greater empathy than I for your trials and tribulations. At that time I felt like we were probably on about the same page as I figured that I had about as good a chance of completing that ride I you did. The following spring I serendipitously got my greatest issues sorted out and was going to try and coax you to return the mountains with me so I could share with you what I had just figured out. In my case, the machine (a fully loaded Tiger 800XC) had little to do with my issues.

    I opted instead to go over those passes alone to and re-test the adjustments I had just made. I was very pleased with the results.

    I didn't follow this thread that closely but caught up once and a while. It's apparent that you have considered and addressed nearly every aspect of the machine and equipment aspects of your upcoming mission. I certainly hope that's enough. You are likely the only person who wants to see you succeed more than I do.

    Ride safe.
  15. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Have a great trip guys!!!!


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  16. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Hey, thanks! I've never considered myself much of a writer, but I hope that those reports had some value to those considering the route. It was one of the most memorable things that I've ever done, for sure.

    I think that I've done all that I can to truly sort the bike. I have the right tool for the right job. Luggage weight is trimmed down to the extent possible. Well, there is my camera equipment. I'm not leaving that at home. I take trips like this for the pictures. :thumb

    Beyond that, I think I'm good on the fitness level -- probably a little better than two years ago. The only thing that is left to doubt is the level of talent. :lol3 At least I have experience crashing. :lol2
  17. Orangecicle

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  18. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    For the weight conscious, here a pic of the tools I'm carrying:

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    See, I knew I'd find a use for that fisheye lens! :lol3

    First row left to right are:
    • A SAE to cigarette light adapter
    • A Powerlet to SAE adapter
    • A cigarette lighter adapted air pump
    • (Not pictured, a cigarette lighter to USB adapter)
    Second row left to right are:
    • The basic KTM tool kit for a 690
    • A Tour Prop so that you can prop up a bike without a center stand (aka, a 690)
    • My 5mm and 6mm allen wrench (have to carry to take off saddle tanks)
    • Motion Pro bead breakers, because they work
    • A set of Motion Pro 27mm and 32mm axle nut wrenches and tire irons (because KTM isn't smart enough to use the same size nut front and back)
    • A bag of miscellaneous, including 690 rocker arms (the fail suddenly sometimes) and a spare 690 fuel pump (they fail sometimes)
    Also not pictured are a 21" and 18" tube to fit the 690s. Haven't had to change a tube on the 690 on the road yet, but at least I'll be prepared.
  19. ChuckHazzard

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    Sweet! Thanks for the heads up. Time for me to go through my stuff.
  20. Orangecicle

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    SuperGrover . . . just because.

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